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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,274
Posted By MadChap
You'll love the BC TCAT routes. I did some of...

You'll love the BC TCAT routes. I did some of the BC portion last summer. Wish I had ridden all of the BC route, but had some weather issues and a chain issue that caused me to miss some. If you...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,274
Posted By MadChap
I can highly recommend the TCAT for routing in...

I can highly recommend the TCAT for routing in Canada. I did about 50% of the British Columbia portion las fall.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594395

If you're near Madras, OR...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Wow, I can't believe this one hasn't been taken. ...

Wow, I can't believe this one hasn't been taken. If I had another picture to post, I'd jump in, but I need to get out and get to some random places.

If you've been there, you'd know it in an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By MadChap
Mission Creek Road it is. We were following...

Mission Creek Road it is. We were following WABDR tracks from the north and had the Butler maps but hadn't checked on recent updates when we came to this washout. No way a fully loaded Vstrom and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Above as in which direction? Which road? What...

Above as in which direction?
Which road?
What "major off-road route" did this used to be a part of until it washed out?

Enough hints yet people?

Looking for the name for the road in the left...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 10:02 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Nope

Nope
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 06:29 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
In The Ditch

Where am I? I got scolded by some inmates here for not being aware of this problem. :evil


http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/jclovesu247/TCAT%20Ride%202014/Washout%201_zpsqenda7fb.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
I'll have to wait until this massive lightening...

I'll have to wait until this massive lightening storm passes before I plug my computer back in and find a picture.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
That would be Crater Lake

That would be Crater Lake
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
AVGAS: Check out the Ride Report in my signature...

AVGAS: Check out the Ride Report in my signature line. If you want the tracks I can send them to you. You could easily do several parts of this route out of Bend.

Also I posted earlier in this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
You're not the first and won't be the last to...

You're not the first and won't be the last to find Tub Springs doesn't go through. The maps tend to show it does, but the locked gate is the end of the line.

I've never tried it from the south,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
Dry over here!

Dry over here!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
Yep "B" street becomes Ashwood road somewhere...

Yep "B" street becomes Ashwood road somewhere between Madras and the prison.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
Ride Sunday 5-17

Getting some riders together for a Trout Creek run this Sunday.

Meeting at the prison entrance sign where Ashwood road turns to gravel at 1:00 pm.

Madras-Ashwood-Trout Creek Rd.-Ochoco...
Forum: Canada 05-15-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,388
Views: 705,082
Posted By MadChap
Off the rails?

I hope this awesome thread doesn't get derailed by the current discussion. Maybe this discussion should be taken somewhere else?

:hide

Just sayin'
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,687
Posted By MadChap
Oh...you'll want to purchase this Oregon atlas. ...

Oh...you'll want to purchase this Oregon atlas. It will be the only set of maps you'll need for Oregon, it has every road you could ever imagine from freeways to 4X4 only Jeep trails.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,687
Posted By MadChap
Will you be using a SPOTS locator so us...

Will you be using a SPOTS locator so us Oregonians can follow your trip and possibly catch up to ride a few miles with you?

Mr. Dual Sport gave you some really great routes! I might suggest a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2015, 06:02 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Looks like Old White Truck beat ktm's by 3...

Looks like Old White Truck beat ktm's by 3 minutes.

OWT - europe
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2015, 07:50 AM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Right side of the state, wrong quadrant.

Right side of the state, wrong quadrant.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2015, 04:14 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Name the former townsite this school is located...

Name the former townsite this school is located at:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/jclovesu247/TCAT%20Ride%202014/School%20House_zpsnd5qugke.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2015, 03:25 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Here's to small bikes in big places ...

Here's to small bikes in big places

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u179/jclovesu247/TW200/castlerocks.jpg (http://s168.photobucket.com/user/jclovesu247/media/TW200/castlerocks.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2015, 10:31 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Wierd: I checked my phone and I can see the...

Wierd: I checked my phone and I can see the picture on that, but not on my Macbook.

Oh well, still don't know where that is, but it looks kind of like the valley when you leave French Glen.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2015, 10:13 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
It would probably help to actually put a picture...

It would probably help to actually put a picture in your post.

My guess - you rode your bike into a deep cave with no light :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2015, 07:08 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
I'm guessing Mann Creek Reservoir outside of...

I'm guessing Mann Creek Reservoir outside of Weiser.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By MadChap
I rode a couple sections of the WABDR last fall...

I rode a couple sections of the WABDR last fall on my DL650 north to south. I didn't have any problems with it except Ruby Grade and then only because I stopped on a hairpin corner to pick my line on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
I knew that wouldn't take long since it's right...

I knew that wouldn't take long since it's right on Hwy 97, but I still love the pictures. I've driven by it so many times, I finally stopped to get a photo at the end of my TCAT/WABDR trip last...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Sorry if this place has already been posted...

Sorry if this place has already been posted before. I love that the old pumps are still there and the Orange Crush sign hasn't been stolen by pickers.

Name the "town" where you will see this.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Lake Owyhee and Lake Owyhee State Park. Though...

Lake Owyhee and Lake Owyhee State Park. Though I can't tell if you're at Gordon Creek or Indian Creek, but one or the other. Loved living near that lake - great crappie fishing.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 48,500
Posted By MadChap
Still following along. Your pictures are awesome....

Still following along. Your pictures are awesome. Glad you have slowed down and are finding your rhythm. No need to hurry, you're on the adventure of a lifetime so take each day for what it has to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 88,139
Posted By MadChap
Yeah we're following along.....and enjoying your...

Yeah we're following along.....and enjoying your writing and pics very much!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-17-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 277,170
Posted By MadChap
Mt. Hood Circumnavigation

I'm staying for a couple days at a cabin in Zig Zag for a retreat. Today I had a couple of un-scheduled hours so thought I'd check out Low Low pass which I've never gone over. It was such a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-12-2015, 09:44 PM
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Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Looks like the Payette to me, but I can't find...

Looks like the Payette to me, but I can't find that bridge in Google Earth. I thought it was by Letha, but pretty sure I'm wrong.

Too much water for Boise, Weiser and Malheur. I'd say Owyhee but...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 48,500
Posted By MadChap
I just checked your Spotwalla page. Good for you...

I just checked your Spotwalla page. Good for you to not give up the trip when difficulties set in and you get discouraged. Looks like you're taking your own sweet time and have learned to relax...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8,933
Views: 566,276
Posted By MadChap
Tule lake on FS 1162 SE of Detroit Lake. If I'm...

Tule lake on FS 1162 SE of Detroit Lake. If I'm right, the funny thing is I was also on a TW200 when I rode by.

44.561070, -122.045870
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 34,935
Posted By MadChap
Subscribed: I put 10,000 miles on my Tdub in just...

Subscribed: I put 10,000 miles on my Tdub in just 4 years before I decided I wanted a DR350. Man I wish I still had the TW. It was just such a fun little bike.

Enjoying your RR!
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,687
Posted By MadChap
Subscribed

I'm in for this one. Used to live right by the prison and have ridden all over that area. I've done tons of riding a lot of the roads it looks like you took between Ontario and Madras. Looking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
The road you absolutely don't want to ride if...

The road you absolutely don't want to ride if it's been raining is the road north from hay creek ranch headquarters. It turns to horrid Gumbo. I once spent an hour to go two miles.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 35,402
Posted By MadChap
Depending on which direction you were going, the...

Depending on which direction you were going, the road is worth riding even though it ends.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 104,029
Posted By MadChap
Like so many other RR's this one started out good...

Like so many other RR's this one started out good but the challenges of keeping one up to date while on the road proved too much. Makes Radioman's report just that much more awesome.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By MadChap
Some pictures

Finally have some time to get some pictures posted up:

Here's the final look, I think it's great:
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